Elevation: 5,801 ft
GPS: 39.655, -105.195 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John McNamee on Mar 5, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Morrison is well known as a classic Front Range bouldering area - an outdoor climbing gym with two distinctive atmospheres. On the Northern side of the road, it's rare to boulder by yourself, whereas the southern side I've yet to met anyone there.

The town of Morrison is a small but thriving town whose major industries are tourism and margaritas - especially in the summer. Visitors come for our restaurants, rocks, and/or rock concerts at Red Rocks. The population is about 500 people.

Evergreen is further up Bear Valley at 7200 feet, approximately 20 minutes from Morrison. It's considerably larger than Morrison with about 30,000 residents, although many of them are very spread out.

Littleton is in the area and technically has some of the climbing in this area.

Getting There

From Boulder, take CO Hwy 93 to Golden, US 6 to C-470 heading South, and get off 5-10 minutes later at Morrison. Take a right after exiting. One can also take a right just past Golden on Heritage Rd, which becomes a highway that goes by Red Rocks and spits you out into Morrison on the west side. Continue up CO Hwy 74 (Bear Creek Road) to Evergreen. Watch out for cyclists!

From Denver, take US 285 to C-470, then head north the the Morrison exit, and take a left into town. To get to Evergreen, continue up CO Hwy 74.

Map of Morrison, Evergreen, and Littleton;spn=0.11,0.18

Resources

This town is famous for its Margaritas and its Mexican food, and the one place to get them is the Morrison Inn. There is also a great Italian restaurant in town.

Camping

Per Derek Lawrence: the closest camping is at Bear Creek Lake Park -lakewood.org/bclp/.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Morrison/Evergreen/Littleton

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V1 5
 106
Around the Horn
Boulder
V1 5
 173
In the Beginning
Boulder
V1+ 5
 96
Part of A Warmup Traverse
Boulder
V2- 5+
 180
Breashears' Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 133
Dihedral Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 213
Breashear's Crack II
Boulder
V3 6A
 58
Guiding Light A.K.A Round Up
Boulder
V4 6B
 81
Slots
Boulder
V4 6B
 76
Flint Lock
Boulder
V5 6C
 107
Squirming Coil
Boulder
V5 6C
 122
Double Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 65
The Captain
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 104
Helicopter
Boulder
V6- 7A
 81
Dasani
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 195
Lover's Leap
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Around the Horn Alderfer/Three… > Eggs > Non Eggs
 106
V1 5 Boulder
In the Beginning Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Cube Area
 173
V1 5 Boulder
Part of A Warmup Traverse Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Warm-up Traverse Area
 96
V1+ 5 Boulder
Breashears' Crack Morrison Boulders > Black Hole
 180
V2- 5+ Boulder
Dihedral Problem Alderfer/Three… > Eggs > Trailside Egg
 133
V2 5+ Boulder
Breashear's Crack II Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Cube Area
 213
V3 6A Boulder
Guiding Light A.K.A Round Up Alderfer/Three… > Work & Play Area
 58
V3 6A Boulder
Slots Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Warm-up Traverse Area
 81
V4 6B Boulder
Flint Lock Alderfer/Three… > Pirate's Cove
 76
V4 6B Boulder
Squirming Coil Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 107
V5 6C Boulder
Double Arete Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 122
V5 6C Boulder
The Captain Alderfer/Three… > Gilligan's Island
 65
V5 6C Boulder
Helicopter Morrison Boulders > Black Hole
 104
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Dasani Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Dasani Area
 81
V6- 7A Boulder
Lover's Leap Lover's Leap
 195
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
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